Texas Annual Report & Franchise Tax Report

Declare to the state of Texas that your business is still operating by filing an annual report every calendar year. Filing an annual report in Texas can be tricky, because the requirements for doing so depends largely on how the state classifies your business.

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As a business operating in Texas, annual reports are a compliance document that you must file every year. These documents are important because they allow the Secretary of State to keep track of whether your business is active or inactive. Additionally, the forms allow the state to document important information about your business, including your corporate structure and how to contact you.

A Texas annual report is included when a company files their taxes with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. For example, Texas limited liability companies and corporations must include a Public Information Report when submitting their franchise taxes to the state. It’s important for all companies to file the correct paperwork with the state of Texas.

If you do not file on time, you will have to work hard to have your company reinstated. First, you will have to file the Franchise Tax Report. In addition to the filing fee, you will also have to pay a $50 late fee. Additionally, the Comptroller’s office will charge you a 5% penalty on the taxes you owe. If you do not pay within the first month, the office will charge you another 5% penalty.

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  • Experienced preparation
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  • Avoid late fees and penalties

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Your privacy is of utmost importance to us and we go to great lengths to keep your personal information from falling into the wrong hands. As part of our promise, we:

  • Monitor your Texas state business records
  • Update your records for you
  • Allow you to use our address when filing instead of yours

We don’t sell your information to anyone. We only provide it to government entities when required and keep it on file so we can help you with your future annual registration needs.

Texas Annual Registration Filing Fees & Instructions

The cost of filing an annual report varies greatly based on the type of business you are. Many businesses in Texas file their annual report as a part of their corporate tax returns. When doing so, the state requires them to pay the Texas Franchise Tax. Texas corporations, professional corporations, limited liability companies, professional limited liability companies, and all limited liability partnerships are required to pay 1% of all gross receipts over $1,000,000.

Additionally, there are additional filing fees for other types of companies. For example, nonprofit companies pay $5 to file their report, while limited partnerships pay $50 to submit their report.

Texas Corporations (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Texas Secretary of State
PO Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711
Phone Number: (512) 463-5555

Due Date: May 15th
Filing Fee: There is not filing fee for the Public Information Report
Penalty: The TX Comptroller charges a $50 penalty when a report is filed late, plus a 5% penalty on the tax due. If you still have not filed within 30 days after the due date, an additional 5% penalty is added.
Filing Method: Online or Mail
Forms: Texas Comptroller:
Public Information Report
Important Information: The Public Information Report is filed along with the annual franchise tax with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. No additional filings are required by the Texas Secretary of State.

Texas Limited Liability Companies (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Texas Secretary of State
PO Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711
Phone Number: (512) 463-5555

Due Date: May 15th
Filing Fee: There is not filing fee for the Public Information Report
Penalty: The TX Comptroller charges a $50 penalty when a report is filed late, plus a 5% penalty on the tax due. If you still have not filed within 30 days after the due date, an additional 5% penalty is added.
Filing Method: Online or Mail
Forms: Texas Comptroller:
Public Information Report
Important Information: Domestic or foreign Texas limited liability companies (including professional LLCs) submit The Public Information Report along with the annual franchise tax to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. No additional filings are required by the Texas Secretary of State.

Texas Nonprofit Corporations (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Texas Secretary of State
PO Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711
Phone Number: (512) 463-5555

Due Date: May 15th
Filing Fee: There is not filing fee for the Public Information Report. The filing fee for form 802 is $5.
Penalty: $1/month late fee
Filing Method: Online or Mail
Forms: Texas Comptroller:
Public Information Report
Form 802: Periodic Report of a Nonprofit Corporation
Important Information: The Public Information Report is filed along with the annual franchise tax with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. No additional filings are required by the Texas Secretary of State. Nonprofits that are exempt from Texas franchise tax do not need to file a public information report.
Instead, exempt nonprofits may be required to file a periodic report.

Texas Professional Corporations (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Texas Secretary of State
PO Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711
Phone Number: (512) 463-5555

Due Date: May 15th
Filing Fee: There is not filing fee for the Public Information Report
Penalty: The TX Comptroller charges a $50 penalty when a report is filed late, plus a 5% penalty on the tax due. If you still have not filed within 30 days after the due date, an additional 5% penalty is added.
Filing Method: Online or Mail
Forms: Texas Comptroller:
Public Information Report
Important Information: The Public Information Report is filed along with the annual franchise tax with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. No additional filings are required by the Texas Secretary of State.

Texas Limited Partnerships (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Texas Secretary of State
PO Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711
Phone Number: (512) 463-5555

Due Date: Not Required
Filing Fee: Not Required
Penalty: Not Required
Filing Method: Not Required
Forms: Not Required
Important Information: Not Required

Texas Limited Liability Partnerships (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Texas Secretary of State
PO Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711
Phone Number: (512) 463-5555

Due Date: June 1
Filing Fee: $200 per general partner
Penalty: No late fee
Filing Method: Mail or Fax
Forms: Annual Report of a Limited Liability Partnership
Important Information: If the secretary of state does not receive the LLP’s annual report before June 1 of the current report year, the status of the LLP registration will be updated to reflect the delinquency. A partnership that fails to file its annual report by May 31 of the calendar year following the year in which the report is due will have its registration automatically terminated by the secretary of state. An LLP registration that has been automatically terminated by the secretary of state can be reinstated within three years of the effective date of the termination by filing an application for reinstatement together with all past due annual reports and applicable fees.

Texas Limited Liability Limited Partnerships (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Texas Secretary of State
PO Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711
Phone Number: (512) 463-5555

Due Date: Not Required
Filing Fee: Not Required
Penalty: Not Required
Filing Method: Not Required
Forms: Not Required
Important Information: Not Required

Texas General Partnerships (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Texas Secretary of State
PO Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711
Phone Number: (512) 463-5555

Due Date: Not Required
Filing Fee: Not Required
Penalty: Not Required
Filing Method: Not Required
Forms: Not Required
Important Information: Not Required

How to File Your Texas Secretary of State Annual Report:

Unlike other states that require companies to submit a separate annual report, Texas includes their annual report with their tax documents. When a company files their taxes with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, they have filed their annual report by default. When filing your taxes, the form titled “Public Information Report” is the piece that completes the yearly requirement. Companies have the choice of either downloading these forms or completing them online. You can complete either task by visiting the state’s Comptroller’s website.

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Texas Business Annual Report FAQS

An annual report in Texas has the same due date as the franchise tax report, which is May 15. The report is due the year after you first filed in Texas.

The state of Texas requires Periodic Reports for nonprofit organizations and limited partnerships. These companies are only required to file the report once every four years.

If you do not file the franchise tax report on time, your company will become delinquent. Once in delinquency, you will have to take numerous steps to reinstate your company.

Yes, the state of Texas will inform your registered agent that the deadline is upcoming. Your registered agent should receive correspondence from the Comptroller’s office about six weeks before the filing deadline.

Texas allows businesses to file online using their WebFile system. You will need a WebFile ID to access this system. When the Comptroller’s office sends correspondence informing you that you will soon need to file your annual report, you will find your WebFile ID included.

Texas Business Resources:

Texas Office of Secretary of State
Phone Number:
(512) 463-5555

Address:
Texas Secretary of State
PO Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711

HELP FILE MY TEXAS ANNUAL REPORT

There is a lot to remember when running a business and making sure the annual report or biennial report is filed on time is the last thing a business owner needs to worry about. At DoMyLLC we have an entire department that is dedicated to ensuring annual report filing are complete in a timely manner. Take one less task off your plate and feel confident your annual report will be filed on time to avoid late penalties and falling into bad standing with the state.